How to Hand Letter Pumpkins (With a Paint Pen!)

2 Materials
30 Minutes

I love quick and simple DIYs that don’t cost a lot to make.

I also love adding subtle, not over-the-top, decor to mark the changing of the seasons.

This hand lettered pumpkin is the best of both worlds! Best of all, you don’t need art skills at all to make one of your own.

If you’ve never hand lettered before, be sure to check out this comprehensive post on how to hand letter!

Full DIY card is below!

In short, you’ll need some inexpensive craft pumpkins.

These are easily found at a craft store, or you can get a large bag of them here.

To make it easier to choose your pumpkins, look for ones that have the shallowest ridges.

A mostly even surface will help when it comes time to write on your pumpkins.

Next, look for a paint pen that has a pointed tip (verses a chiseled tip).

I love this one because of the shimmery, shiny gold ink! It truly looks like gold foil once it’s dry!

This step is optional, but highly recommended!

Use a pencil to sketch out your word or phrase (including embellishments!) on your pumpkin.

Some words to consider: home body, thankful, grateful, give thanks, hello fall, hello autumn, the “__” family, etc.

Trace over your words with your pen, let dry fully, and that’s it!

These make great gifts, and would also be a fun and easy craft to make and sell!

Have a lovely day!

Suggested materials:

  • Pumpkins   (amazon)
  • Paint pen   (amazon)

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  • Adluv41 Adluv41 on Sep 05, 2021

    I have gold and silver sharpie pens will try with that. So cute!

  • Katen Katen on Sep 06, 2021

    Thanks for sharing. I’d probably ask neighbor who does calligraphy to do for me because my handwriting isn’t great and spelling mistakes are real!